# Functional Maths - measures, shape & space

Resources particularly suitable for teaching and underpinning **Functional Mathematics - using common measures, shape and space**. May cover any or all of the following topics:

- money (inc. simple interest);
- time
- metric and Imperial measures of length, weight and capacity
- temperature
- compound measures inc. speed, density & rates of pay
- 2D and 3D shapes inc. line symmetry
- positional and directional vocabulary
- reading scales / using measuring instruments
- maps and scale plans
- coordinates (positive & negative)
- angles
- constructing and interpreting geometric diagrams and models (inc. nets and elevations)
- perimeter, area and volume.

A new series of comprehensive Functional Skills Maths books now available from talented mathematician and teacher Marsida Horeshka who you may already know from her popular Functional Skills maths site **https://marscademy.com/**** **(previously known as Maths Made Fun). The three Entry Level books are now available on Amazon (and soon from other booksellers).

Simon from Here to Teach (HTT) has many wonderful work-throughs of Edexcel and C&G Functional Maths papers (E3 , L1, L2). Well paced with very excellent audio and video, showing clear methods and working out c. Marvellous for learners to watch over and over as many times as needed. Both non-calculator and non-calculator papers are covered. This paper has a floristry theme but provides practice and revision for any vocational area (or indeed no vocational area!).

I recommend subscribing to Simon's channel to keep up-to-date with all his maths videos.

An incredible collection of free worksheets from OUP. Designed to support the excellent book ‘Maths the Basics’ by June Haighton et al (see our separate entry about this book) but can be used independently. I haven’t looked at them all ( there are more than a 100 - plus answer sheets!) but they seem to cover Entry Level 3 to Level 2.

In addition there are many other useful downloads including tips and hints for non-specialists on delivering Functional Skills maths, English and ICT and much more.

A range of maths questions relating to Valentine's Day. Topics include measures; perimeter, area and volume; fractions and percentages; and ratio/proportion.

**Editor's note**

Ideal for non-calculator practice and revision. Fully mapped to the reformed maths content, with answers

This is a resource I've designed to be a homework/classwork support for L1 Functional Skills maths (reform).

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A wonderful 104-page compilation of resources covering almost every aspect of Level 1 Reformed Functional Maths. With curriculum mapping and links to further resources. **Note this project includes resources from many excellent free web sites** - please read the notes on the front cover sheet and page 104 for further information.

Fun bingo game where learners practise measuring and drawing a grid – in addition to calculating areas and perimeters of simple shapes.

First one to a get line (or a full house) wins!

**Editor’s note**

Lovely idea that could easily be adapted for other topics.

Some real world scenarios given a twist to incorporate fractions, decimals, percentages & ratios.

By the end of the worksheet, students will have a better understanding of when they would use each format in the real world and have developed their critical analysis skills.

Answers included!

A series of questions that asks the learner to read a start time in words, draw this time on an analogue clock face then calculate a second time from a question and draw this on a second clock face.

I am using this with an E2 learner who wants to improve her time telling skills and it has presented a good challenge for her.

A resource for maths to allow students to calculate the cost of a home made pizza and compare to a takeaway / store bought pizza. Considering profits and recipe scale.

2 different levels of sheet Foundation and higher that can be printed back to back with a design ideas sheet to give the costing some context or used in a catering / life skills lesson for cross curricular.

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PPT format but prints as 3 x A4 sized editable worksheets.

This resource uses several tables of data and requires the user to complete calculations based on the data such as mean, median, mode and range as well as percentages and rounding. There is also a task where the learner must create a chart based on a table of data.

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There is something for everyone in this robust resource as it’s split into three sections: weather, Premier League and Glastonbury Festival. With answers and curriculum mapping.